Last week I visit Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. But unfortunately, I don’t have a lot have time to go photograph this beautiful city. A lot happened. So probably you gonna see more on my next visit. For now, I want to share my photography in Central and North Jakarta that I did. This is my My Photography: Bank Indonesia and Pantai Indah Ancol.
For preparation, I only bring my usual gear. My Sony A58 with Sony DT 18-55 f/3.5-6.3 SAM II, Sony A6000 with Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, H&Y ND1000 Square Filter, CPL filter, and Sirui T-2204 X tripod. Wish I’m richer so I can buy better gear, but it’s life.
And for time. Don’t really care actually. Since can’t go out of my house before 10.00 AM, which its already daytime. So I took my picture in the middle of the day. And everyone knows it is the worst time for photography. But still, I did it.
To tell you the truth I planned to take the picture of the Jakarta National Monument (Monas). But there are many stages there for a demonstration. Because of that, I can’t take the picture I want. So change of plan. On the southwest side of the Monas, there is a building that I found interesting to shoot. Bank Indonesia.
Well, I’m not allowed to get inside there of course. So I take from the far side, where I can see directly of the building.
The idea was to take the tall side of the building in portrait with building, road, and sky elements inside the composition.
To handle the problem of the car passing the road, I just used an ND1000 filter to create long exposure on the road and sky. The problem is I don’t 10 stops wasn’t enough for long exposure to getting rid of the car. So the idea is to take multiple pictures and then combine them in Adobe Photoshop.
So here it is the RAW photo…
So like usual I put these raw shots in post-processing and edited them in my usual style of black and white photography. And here is my final shot…
I’m grateful I was there 2 days before the demonstration. Because it’s crazy pack there…
Look I was exactly at that red arrow 2 days before this.
Pantai Indah Ancol
So the days didn’t go as I planned. So I just went to Ancol beach. It is just 15 minutes from Monas by bus. And I took more pictures here. I have come here before, a lot actually.
I waited until 4 pm there at the beach. So these are the 3 best pictures that I took that day. Which isn’t actually focus on the beach
And here is the finished picture…
For the last one, I didn’t take in black and white. Because this one wasn’t really good in monochrome format. So I chose to keep it in color.
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